Russia Close To Joining WTO: US Official

Law360, New York (September 13, 2010, 1:03 PM EDT) -- U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns has reportedly said Russia and the U.S. are nearing resolution of issues that have prevented Russia from joining the World Trade Organization.

“Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization is closer than it has ever been before,” Burns, the U.S. Department of State's No. 3 official, said in an interview with the Russian news agency Interfax published on Sunday.

He added that the U.S. and Russia are making progress on their goal of resolving outstanding issues by...
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